Category Archives: Love

29 February

This has nothing to do with the New Zealand diary. Apart from anything else, 1982 wasn’t a leap year. On the other hand, I couldn’t pass up the chance to write something on a day that only occurs once every … Continue reading

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Kevin

Sometimes an entry for this site is so easy to compose, it is as if it writes itself. Some are less simple and every now and then one comes along which is really, really hard to write. Often that is … Continue reading

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Running Out

One of the surest signs that you are getting older is that you begin to run out of relatives who are themselves older than you. Inevitably, you will at some stage reach a point in your life where you have … Continue reading

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A Wedding With Some Differences

It was one of the more unusual weddings that I have ever been to. For a start, it remains the only one I can remember going to where the bride was almost six months pregnant. It is also the only … Continue reading

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How I Met Your Mother, Part Two

We left the story at the point where I was on the train into London, en route to my first ever meeting with Caro. When I got to London I suddenly had a pang of conscience. Here I was, on … Continue reading

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How I Met Your Mother

I’ve often said that, within reason, I’ll do requests on this site. There are some things that I won’t ever write about, even if someone asks me to. The overriding criteria for anything to go on here is ‘does my … Continue reading

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My First…Cure Album

I make no apologies for today’s Memory. I have written before about my unrelenting love of The Cure and earlier this week I had the privilege of seeing them in the wonderful setting of the Royal Albert Hall. More significantly … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 23 – A Song That You Want To Play At Your Wedding

When Caro and I got married, we were lucky that our service was overseen by a vicar with both a sense of humour and a love of originality. Of all of the elements of the service, Caro was adamant about … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 22 – A Song That You Listen To When You’re Sad

This might seem like an odd choice. Frankly, though, my attitude to being sad has long been to try and get over it as soon as possible, to try to be as positive in so far as it is possible … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 21 – A Song That You Listen To When You’re Happy

As you’ve probably guessed, I write these entries some time in advance. Last night, I received the tragic news that Gerard Smith, the bass player in TV on the Radio, had died of lung cancer. He was just 34. I … Continue reading

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